B.C.S. BULLETIN TO OLD BOYS ON ACTIVE SERVICE
The May Bulletin resulted in many replies from Old Boys both in
Canada and Overseas, which encourages us to hammer out another
before the holidays. The School is grateful to all those who have
sent information about themselves, their relatives, and their
friends. As we seem to repeat in each issue, such information
serves a threefold purpose - it goes into the Old Boys' Notes in
this Bulletin, it is handed on to Mr. Young to appear in the
next issue of the School Magazine, and it goes into the
records being gradually compiled for a War Book to be published
when the war is over.
It should be pointed out that the Old Boys' Notes as a
rule contain items which have come to hand since the publication
of the previous Bulletin - there is insufficient space to mention
every Old Boy on Active Service in each issue, as the list of
names alone would take three pages.
We regret to record the reported death of F/O Peter G. Holt,
R.C.A.F., in air operations overseas. He was reported missing on
his 20th birthday.
OLD BOYS ' NOTES
Lt . Col. L.P.P. Payan has been made an officer of the O.B.E
Major C. M. Drury has been made a member of the O.B.E Capt .
Campbell Stuart, 1st Bn . Black Watch, has been married in
England, his brother Okill being best man. . . Lt . Oggie Glass, who
had been instructing at HMCS King's, is now at sea. . . . John
Flinfoft is now an LAC at No. 11 EFTS, Cap de la Madeleine,
Que Lt . Harry Trenholme, RCNVR, has returned to England from
North Africa. . . . Lt . Norman Macfarlane is with the Canadian
Artillery in England. . . . John Blacklock is in the RCAF . . . . Lt .
Col. T. P. Doucet is now overseas in command of the Perth Reg ' t
of Ontario. . . . John Penny's address is c/o HMCS Kitchener, GPO,
London. . . Lt . John Taylor is on a course at HMCS Cornwallis,
Deepbrook N.S Lt . David Gass is overseas with the 8th
Princess Louise (N.B.) Hussars, 5th Can. Arm. Reg't... P/0
Michael Doyle is with the 130 Squadron, Bagotville, Que. . . . F/Sgt
J. W. (Happy) Moreland is attached to the RAF in Ceylon. . . F/O
Bill Anglin is at No. 1 SETS, Camp Borden. . . Midshipman Kline
Macdonald is at HMCS Dorval , Montreal. . . . Leigh Ronalds is an LAC
at Goderich. . . . F/O George Winters is Operations Officer, RAF
Transport Command, Elizabeth City, N.C. . . . o/s Bill Rowe visited
the School recently A letter from Sqn.Ldr. J. G. Neill,
Equipment Officer in the RCAF and at present in Newfoundland,
contains many items about Old Boys "Pinky" McMaster is a Lt .
Comdr, RON Pay Corps; L.C. Monk is a Capt. in the Algonquin
Reg't; Doug Lunan is a Flt/Lt. RCAF, now stationed in Gaspe; Don
Grant is a Sqn. Ldr ; Curly Grant a Lt . RCNVR; - this is the sort
of letter that makes Bulletin editing easy. . . P/0 H. Frank (Pat)
Packard's picture was in the paper a few weeks ago - he gained
his commission overseas and has joined the ranks of the
Caterpillar Club. . . .2nd Lt . Ned Fisher is now at Camp Borden and
2nd Lt . Bryan Lynn now at Farnham. . . That's about all the items
to hand at the moment, but we might add that Leslie Davis and
Stocky Day who left School last June and have since been at
Bishop's University, have joined the RCNVR and Dickie McMaster,
who has been with them, has joined the RCAF. Three Old Boys of
four days' standing, this year's prefects Trevor Evans, Frank
Morkill and Ted Sheppard, have also enlisted in the RCNVR.
The year is over end at the moment of writing the Vlth and Vllth
Forms are wrestling with McGill's embarrassing questions on the
second storey work of a guy known to his intimates as Macbeth, and/or
the identity of Wordsworth's Lucy, about whose antecedents, if any,
examiners always seem to be unduly suspicious. The School, then, is
quiet, and if we took the trouble to look we would probably find the
Acting Headmaster, Mr. Pattison, in his office gloating over the
entry forms for next year, which seem to be coming in most satis-
factorily. Mr. Patriquin is labouring in a most ambitious vegetable
garden near Williams House, and he is aided and abetted by his two
sons Donald and David, both mechanised, the first on a tricycle, the
second in a perambulator, G.S. Mark IV. Mr. Young, having predicted
infallibly what was going to be on the Spanish paper the other day,
has torn himself away from his garden to do the same by tomorrow's
French exam. Mr. Moffat has left his two lively daughters to look
after Chapman House while he pumps some more Algebra into Vth Formers
who are taking a crack at that Matric paper. Mr. Hall is around -
he has been appointed a corresponding secretary of the Old Boys '
Association, so if there is anything you want to know about the Ass'n
drop him a line in care of the School. He is shortly proceeding to
"an Eastern Canadian port" to support his elder brother George, about
to enter the matrimonial stakes. Miss Molony, who never fails to come
to our aid with home addresses and initials of Old Boys when we are
wrestling with our still incomplete mailing list, is in the Office
waiting to proof-read this. . . .
Colonel Grier, Director of Royal Army Cadets, inspected the
Corps on May 26th. As it was raining the Inspection took place in the
35th Bty. Armoury in Sherbrooke . In spite of this change of terrain
the Cadet Corps put on an excellent show. Cadet Major Sheppard won
the cup for best Officer, Corporal Finley the cup for best NCO, R.W.
Stevenson the cup for the best Cadet John Tyler the cup for best
recruit, and Band Sgt . Davis a special award for efficiency. Colonel
Grier and his family, by the way, have taken a cottage near Ottawa
for the summer .
In a track meet held in Sherbrooke for Eastern Township
Schools on May 29th, the BCS team coached by Dr. Roebuck romped home
with 86 points to Stanstead's 56 in second place.
The First Cricket Team, of which Horniman was Captain,
beat LCC in Montreal on June 4th, the score being 107-22, Jim Sewell
starring with second to highest score of 2 and taking 4 wickets
for runs. Next day on the same field BCS gained a surprise win over
Ashbury; we made 75 to their 4 9 in the first innings, and 94 in the
second, leaving Ashbury with 121 to make to win, which they failed
to do. In this game Sheppard took 7 wickets for 10 runs.
In the track and field events at the end of the term two
new records were set up, one by Sheppard who threw the cricket ball
17 feet 9M inches, and the other by Hancock, who lowered the
Intermediate Half Mile Record by 1/lOth of a second. Sheppard took
the School All -Round Championship for the second year in succession.
Lorimer ran him a close second, and Bono Pitfield was well up in the
running until he broke a knee-cap.
The prizes were presented on June 10th by Mr. G. M. (Mac)
Stearns, B.C.S. 1917-19, one of the Directors, with Dr. A. H.
McGreer, Principal of Bishop's College and a Director of the School,
in the chair.
So there goes another - and a darn good - year at BCS,
and there go some 35 more BCS boys to the Navy, Army and Air Force.
Good luck to those new Old Boys, and to the old Old Boys, till we
write again next term.